Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence in Canada

Information Sheet
CECW archives material

Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
MacLaurin, Bruce
Roy, Catherine
Lajoie, Jules


CECW Information Sheet #28E. Montreal, QC: McGill University, School of Social Work.


The Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003) is the second nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of the children and families investigated by Canadian child welfare services. The CIS-2003 tracked a sample of 14,200 child maltreatment investigations which were a basis for deriving national estimates. Information was collected directly from the investigating child welfare workers using a standard set of definitions. This information sheet describes cases of exposure to domestic violence that were tracked by the CIS-2003 in Canada, excluding Quebec.

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